The big move!

Posted in personal at 10:03 pm by danvk

I made the big move up to San Francisco this past weekend. It’s something I’d been mulling over for many a month, but then the perfect opportunity presented itself. So here I am. I’m up in Russian Hill (I’ve yet to learn what that implies) at the intersection of Polk and Union. That’s an huge perk, since it’s a Google shuttle stop! Anyways, expect more San Francisco-related blog posts in the near future as I explore the city.

Blurry move-in pictures after the fold…

(Or maybe after I clear that pesky sidebar)



Almost there!!!

The old room in Mountain View, in its original splendor:

Packing is a real pain. Three hours later, what do I do with all this crap on the floor? It just drags on and on…

It’s not San Francisco without scarce parking spots. This is one of the tighter spots I’ve ever (not quite) fit in:

Rest assured, I adjusted later in the day for a perfect fit. My place is up on a hill, so it has some pretty sweet views. Here’s one from my street corner:

Hope I don’t end up here!

Here I am looking smug in front of the new place:

I couldn’t have made the move without Ryan and his boxcar. Props, dude!

After the move-in:

This is looking a little more livable:

Just as I was on the verge of sleep that night, I realized I’d forgotten to put two vital screws in my bed. All night, I had semi-lucid sensations of bed quivering. Was it really going to stay in one piece the whole night through? (spoiler: yes)

Now this is starting to look better!

So now I’m up in SF, adjusting to my 2+ hours in the shuttle every day. Come visit sometime!


  1. Evan M said,

    September 20, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Wow, didn’t think you would do it! Now to start partaking in “cultural” events, e.g. http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/ and such.

  2. Laura said,

    September 21, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Congrats on the move, Dan! You should send your sister your address. Jasper says hi.

  3. jeff said,

    September 22, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Gee, Laura, I bet it’s 1371 Polk or 1371 Union! Seriously, we’d appreciate the details of the address too, like a zip and a phone number and stuff. Glad to see Blokus and “Something Under the Bed is Drooling” made the move. Best from the rest of the niece and nephew crew.


  4. nayema said,

    September 22, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    We’re finally gonna see the new place today! I can’t wait!

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